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Hacks, tips, and tricks from TikTok to help get you through the job-hunting process

By Ingrid Mendoza Published Jun 16, 2021 6:11 pm

Congratulations, graduates. Now comes another challenge: looking for a job. Thankfully, TikTok has a few really helpful tips to get your foot in the door.

What makes an effective resume? What is the one thing that recruiters most want to see in a resume? What are the five worst things to do in an interview? How should one answer the well-worn but tricky questions such as, “Tell me about yourself?” And lastly, what should you do after the interview? These and more are just a few of the job hunting landmines you may encounter.

Through the help of some recruiters, human resource personnel, and other professionals on TikTok, below is a step-by-step guide on how you could navigate the job hunting journey from preparing the CV up to the post-interview.

Good luck!

I’m Jackie, your friend in HR! / @jackiecaves


This is what we look for in under 10 seconds ? #resumetips #jobsearch #recruiter #careeradvice #resume #resumereview #hr #jobs #repost

♬ original sound - I’m Jackie, your friend in HR!

Reply to @btsamiborahae what your resume says is more important than how it looks ? #resumetips #resumehelp #careeradvice #jobsearchtips

♬ Spongebob - Dante9k


Do you have this on your #resume? ? #resumetips #experience

♬ Coffee Music - Cafe Music BGM channel

Before going into the interview process, the first thing that the company checks is your resume. Some may have a hard time deciding what or what not to put on it as it would serve as the first impression they have of you. 

Jackie, your friend in the human resources (HR) department, gives an insight on what the HR expects and wants to see on your resume. This includes the dos and don’ts, especially in creating the resume format.

MrTradingRobot/ @mrtradingrobot


#jobinterview #jobinterviewtips #jobinterviewquestions #jobinterviewsbelike

♬ Quirky - Oleg Kirilkov

Once you have passed the first screening and have been offered an opportunity for an interview, don’t take that chance for granted. Give the best impression you can, even if you’re feeling all jittery inside. MrTradingRobot explains five tips on what not to do in an interview.

erinmcgoff/ @erinmcgoff


follow this formula to nail this question ??? #jobinterview #careertiktok #lifehack #filmschool #fyp

♬ Steven Universe - L.Dre

there are tons of different ways to answer, but I love this formula ? #careertiktok #tiktoktaughtme #jobinterview #interviewtips

♬ Steven Universe - L.Dre


this is a tricky one—be prepared! ✨? #careertiktok #jobinterview #interviewtips #careeradvice #howto #tiktoktaughtme

♬ Elevator Music - Bohoman

don’t talk about yourself—talk about the company! ? #jobinterview #careertiktok #producer #internship #filmschool

♬ She Share Story (for Vlog) - 山口夕依

Interview questions are one of the most challenging to answer, even with practice you might find yourself freezing up in front of the interviewee. 

Erin, a film director and editor, shares with you a series called “How to answer the most annoying interview question ever?”, where she addressed questions in relation to introducing yourself, reasons for hiring you and choosing the company, and salary expectations.

She has 1.6 million followers on Tiktok, and her most viewed video, “How to answer the most annoying interview questions: Tell me about yourselfhas accumulated 5.4 million views. Fans have acknowledged it as a huge help, especially when experiencing social anxiety during an interview. 

If you’re going into your first job interview, you might want to take note of the tips she has given to boost your confidence. 

ecommjess/ @ecommjess


Happy Monday! #jobinterview #jobinterviewtips #motivation #interviewtips #interviewquestions #personalfinance

♬ Kiss Me More (feat. SZA) - Doja Cat

During the interview, you may feel so nervous that your mind goes blank, and you just want to get things over with. But before that, if the interviewee asks if you have any questions, be sure to say YES. Jessica said that it gives the company the impression that you are more than interested in applying for the job. 

Darina Kulaha/ @artsybydar1na


Thank you note #jobinterview #jobinterviewtips #jobinterviews #jobinterviewquestions #jobinterviewready #careeradvice #jobinterviewprep

♬ original sound - Darina Kulaha

After the interview, it’s important to remember to send a thank you note. Some of you may be unaware but managers do take this into consideration as a criterion in hiring you for the job. Darina gives a few lines which you can send right after the interview.